the Idiots Guide To: Interior Door Painting

Duke

God
Well, here we go!

Supplies:
Krylon Outdoor Vinyl Satin Black spray paint
Masking tape some some kind (I used painter's tape)
Newspaper
Windex
Paper Towels


Procedure:

First remove the door panels. Remove the bezel and unhook the window/mirror connections. There are two screws that are covered up by the door bezel that is now visible. Remove the 2 screws. Then remove the push pin that is located on the inside side of the door speaker. Now lift up and out. The door should come out with ease.
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Now, the painting part. Clean the top part of the door with Windex and paper towels.

Now begin masking the door panel off. Remember to go inbetween the folds so the line is hidden.


Be sure to push the tape down so it sticks. I used one of my keys.


Don't forget the edges!


Now mask off the areas you don't want to paint.


Let's spray. Being by spraying a few light coats. It will not cover the first 3 coats or so, so spray a light coat and let dry for 10 minutes or so.


After many coats it will look like this!


Let dry for a few days, and remove the masking tape. Here's what it should look like!


If possible let dry off the car for 7 days. If not then install after a few and be careful for the next 4-5 days. Mine was sticky (even now it is) but it doesn't come off. It's getting better with use however.

Also the color is slightly off. It might be better to go with flat black and a clear coat, but it's good enough no one will notice. It just looks glossier than the regular OEM plastic. I think it
's fine personally.
 

chaoticdismay

the rippin and the tearin
looks clean. too shiny, but clean :)



now, someone needs to post a link to dark charcoal spray paint, i have something black that needs to match everything else :p
 

Duke

God
Any idea on how long it takes to become not sticky?
honestly, I might have put a little too much paint on, so that might be why. It's getting less tacky with use. That and I put some Poorboy's Trim Restorer on it and it's barely sticky not.

For the off in color, like I said. It's a tad different (with some Trim Restorer or other dash protectant it's the same gloss), as the black is a tad darker OEM, but it just looks like I put new panels on. I think it's perfect, and most will never notice unless you see it at certain angles and it's still hard to see.
 

MadStang

HAHA WUT
honestly, I might have put a little too much paint on, so that might be why. It's getting less tacky with use. That and I put some Poorboy's Trim Restorer on it and it's barely sticky not.

For the off in color, like I said. It's a tad different (with some Trim Restorer or other dash protectant it's the same gloss), as the black is a tad darker OEM, but it just looks like I put new panels on. I think it's perfect, and most will never notice unless you see it at certain angles and it's still hard to see.
i'm picky with perfection and it'd bother the hell out of me.

I'll probably buy the paint that's made for my year interior and go from there.
 

MadStang

HAHA WUT
trust me, I'm more OCD then you'll ever be :lol:
:lol: I'm just saying. If someone were to tell me my interior's nice, I'd probably point out everything wrong with it, the same way I do with the exterior of the car. There are so many problems that I need to fix.
 

slow_v6_stang

Two Eaton blown Fords
i only have one problem with your write-up, it should go something like this...

Remove the masking tape and let dry for a few days. Here's what it should look like!
nothing is worse than having your masking tape not come off because of dried paint
 

Duke

God
i'm pleased to announce that after a week of use and some Poorboy's trim restorer the stickiness is gone! :D
 

Duke

God
so i broke down. My anal retentive ways have forced me to redo my doors. I'm going to redo it with satin black instead of gloss and maybe clearcoat. :lol:
 

CragarShinoda

Go Tennessee Vols!!!
Actually, I would use a wax and grease remover first, then apply adhesion promoter such as Bulldog and then trim paint. Always remove the tape before the paint is completely dry, and pull the tape back soas to cut the paint clean.
 
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